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  • A practical introduction to networking basics, fully updated for the 2015 CompTIA Network+ objectives
  • Packed with "learn by doing" activities, including many new online hands-on router and switch configuration exercises
  • Links basic concepts to real-world configuration, analysis, and troubleshooting tasks
  • Includes extensive problem sets, summaries, questions, and critical thinking exercises
  • Comes complete with hands-on NetChallenge software
  • Instructor resources available


  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 784
  • Edition: 4th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5819-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5819-4
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-429977-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-429977-8

Thoroughly updated to reflect the CompTIA Network+ N10-006 exam, Networking Essentials, Fourth Edition is a practical, up-to-date, and hands-on guide to the basics of networking. Written from the viewpoint of a working network administrator, it requires absolutely no experience with either network concepts or day-to-day network management.

Networking Essentials, Fourth Edition guides readers from an entry-level knowledge in computer networks to advanced concepts in Ethernet and TCP/IP networks; routing protocols and router configuration; local, campus, and wide area network configuration; network security; wireless networking; optical networks; Voice over IP; the network server; and Linux networking. This new edition includes expanded coverage of mobile and cellular communications; configuring static routing with RIPv2, OSPF, EIGRP, and IS-IS; physical security, access control, and biometric access control; cloud computing and virtualization; and codes and standards.

Clear goals are outlined for each chapter, and every concept is introduced in easy to understand language that explains how and why networking technologies are used. Each chapter is packed with real-world examples and practical exercises that reinforce all concepts and guide you through using them to configure, analyze, and fix networks.

Key Pedagogical Features

  • NET-CHALLENGE SIMULATION SOFTWARE provides hands-on experience with entering router and switch commands, setting up functions, and configuring interfaces and protocols
  • WIRESHARK NETWORK PROTOCOL ANALYZER presents techniques and examples of data traffic analysis throughout
  • PROVEN TOOLS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE LEARNING AND NETWORK+ PREP, including chapter outlines, summaries, and Network+ objectives
  • WORKING EXAMPLES IN EVERY CHAPTER to reinforce key concepts and promote mastery
  • KEY TERM DEFINITIONS, LISTINGS, AND EXTENSIVE GLOSSARY to help you master the language of networking
  • QUESTIONS, PROBLEMS, AND CRITICAL THINKING QUESTIONS to help you deepen your understanding

CD-ROM includes Net-Challenge Simulation Software, including seven hands-on labs and the Wireshark Network Protocol Analyzer Software examples.

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Table of Contents

    Introduction xxi

CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Computer Networks 2

        Chapter Outline 3

        Objectives 3

        Key Terms 3

    1-1 Introduction 5

    1-2 Network Topologies 7

        Section 1-2 Review 12

        Test Your Knowledge 12

    1-3 The OSI Model 13

        Section 1-3 Review 15

        Test Your Knowledge 16

    1-4 The Ethernet LAN 17

        IP Addressing 21

        Section 1-4 Review 23

        Test Your Knowledge 23

    1-5 Home Networking 24

        Securing the Home Network 35

        IP Addressing in the Home Network 36

        Section 1-5 Review 38

        Test Your Knowledge 39

    1-6 Assembling An Office LAN 40

        Section 1-6 Review 45

        Test Your Knowledge 46

    1-7 Testing and Troubleshooting a LAN 47

        Section 1-7 Review 50

        Test Your Knowledge 50

    Summary 51

    Questions and Problems 51

    Certification Questions 60

CHAPTER 2 Physical Layer Cabling: Twisted Pair 64


        OBJECTIVES 65

        KEY TERMS 65

    2-1 Introduction 67

    2-2 Structured Cabling 68

        Horizontal Cabling 72

        Section 2-2 Review 74

        Test Your Knowledge 75

    2-3 Unshielded Twisted-Pair Cable 76

        Shielded Twisted-Pair Cable 78

        Section 2-3 Review 79

        Test Your Knowledge 79

    2-4 Terminating CAT6/5E/5 UTP Cables 80

        Computer Communication 82

        Straight-through and Crossover Patch Cables 84

        Section 2-4 Review 92

        Test Your Knowledge 93

    2-5 Cable Testing and Certification 94

        Section 2-5 Review 98

        Test Your Knowledge 98

    2-6 10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper 99

        Overview 99

        Alien Crosstalk 100

        Signal Transmission 101

        Section 2-6 Review 102

        Test Your Knowledge 102

    2-7 Troubleshooting Cabling Systems 103

        Installation 103

        Cable Stretching 104

        Cable Failing to Meet Manufacturer Specifications 104

        CAT5e Cable Test Examples 105

        Section 2-7 Review 111

        Test Your Knowledge 111

    Summary 113

    Questions and Problems 113

    Certification Questions 122

CHAPTER 3 Physical Layer Cabling: Fiber Optics 126

        Chapter Outline 127

        Objectives 127

        Key Terms 127

    3-1 Introduction 128

    3-2 The Nature of Light 131

        Graded-Index Fiber 135

        Single-Mode Fibers 135

        Section 3-2 Review 137

        Test Your Knowledge 137

    3-3 Fiber Attenuation and Dispersion 137

        Attenuation 138

        Dispersion 139

        Dispersion Compensation 140

        Section 3-3 Review 141

        Test Your Knowledge 141

    3-4 Optical Components 142

        Intermediate Components 144

        Detectors 144

        Fiber Connectorization 146

        Section 3-4 Review 147

        Test Your Knowledge 148

    3-5 Optical Networking 148

        Defining Optical Networking 149

        Building Distribution 151

        Campus Distribution 154

        Section 3-5 Review 157

        Test Your Knowledge 158

    3-6 Safety 159

        Section 3-6 Review 160

        Test Your Knowledge 160

    Summary 161

    Questions and Problems 161

    Certification Questions 164

CHAPTER 4 Wireless Networking 168

        Chapter Outline 169

        Objectives 169

        Key Terms 169

    4-1 Introduction 170

    4-2 The IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Standard 172

        Section 4-2 Review 179

        Test Your Knowledge 179

    4-3 802.11 Wireless Networking 180

        Section 4-3 Review 189

        Test Your Knowledge 190

    4-4 Bluetooth, WiMAX, RFID, and Mobile Communications 190

        Bluetooth 190

        WiMAX 193

        Radio Frequency Identification 194

        Section 4-4 Review 198

        Test Your Knowledge 199

    4-5 Securing Wireless LANS 199

        Section 4-5 Review 202

        Test Your Knowledge 203

    4-6 Configuring a Point-to-Multipoint Wireless LAN: A Case Study 203

        1. Antenna Site Survey 204

        2. Establishing a Point-to-Point Wireless Link to the Home Network 204

        3–4. Configuring the Multipoint Distribution/Conducting an RF Site Survey 206

        5. Configuring the Remote Installations 208

        Section 4-6 Review 208

        Test Your Knowledge 209

    Summary 210

    Questions and Problems 210

    Critical Thinking 215

    Certification Questions 216

CHAPTER 5 Interconnecting the LANs 218

        Chapter Outline 219

        Objectives 219

        Key Terms 219

    5-1 Introduction 220

    5-2 The Network Bridge 221

        Section 5-2 Review 226

        Test Your Knowledge 227

    5-3 The Network Switch 228

        Hub–Switch Comparison 230

        Managed Switches 233

        Multilayer Switches 238

        Section 5-3 Review 238

        Test Your Knowledge 239

    5-4 The Router 239

        The Router Interface: Cisco 2800 Series 240

        The Router Interface—Cisco 2600 Series 241

        Section 5-4 Review 244

        Test Your Knowledge 244

    5-5 Interconnecting LANs with the Router 245

        Gateway Address 247

        Network Segments 247

        Section 5-5 Review 248

        Test Your Knowledge 248

    5-6 Configuring the Network Interface—Auto-Negotiation 249

        Auto-Negotiation Steps 249

        Full-Duplex/Half-Duplex 250

        Section 5-6 Review 252

        Test Your Knowledge 252

    Summary 253

    Questions and Problems 253

    Critical Thinking 258

    Certification Questions 259


        Chapter Outline 263

        Objectives 263

        Key Terms 263

    6-1 Introduction 264

    6-2 The TCP/IP Layers 265

        The Application Layer 266

        The Transport Layer 268

        The Internet Layer 272

        The Network Interface Layer 274

        Section 6-2 Review 275

        Test Your Knowledge 276

    6-3 Number Conversion 276

        Binary-to-Decimal Conversion 276

        Decimal-to-Binary Conversion 278

        Hexadecimal Numbers 280

        Section 6-3 Review 283

        Test Your Knowledge 283

    6-4 IPv4 Addressing 283

        Section 6-4 Review 287

        Test Your Knowledge 287

    6-5 Subnet Masks 288

        Section 6-5 Review 295

        Test Your Knowledge 295

    6-6 CIDR Blocks 296

        Section 6-6 Review 299

        Test Your Knowledge 299

    6-7 IPv6 Addressing 300

        Section 6-7 Review 303

        Test Your Knowledge 303

    Summary 304

    Questions and Problems 304

    Critical Thinking 313

    Certification Questions 314

CHAPTER 7 Introduction to Router Configuration 318

        Chapter Outline 319

        Objectives 319

        Key Terms 319

    7-1 Introduction 320

    7-2 Router Fundamentals 321

        Layer 3 Networks 323

        Section 7-2 Review 328

        Test Your Knowledge 329

    7-3 The Console Port Connection 329

        Configuring the HyperTerminal Software (Windows) 331

        Configuring the Z-Term Serial Communications Software (Mac) 333

        Section 7-3 Review 335

        Test Your Knowledge 335

    7-4 The Router’s User EXEC Mode (Router>) 336

        The User EXEC Mode 336

        Router Configuration Challenge: The User EXEC Mode 339

        Section 7-4 Review 342

        Test Your Knowledge 342

    7-5 The Router’s Privileged EXEC Mode (Router#) 343

        Hostname 344

        Enable Secret 344

        Setting the Line Console Passwords 345

        Fast Ethernet Interface Configuration 346

        Serial Interface Configuration 347

        Router Configuration Challenge: The Privileged EXEC Mode 349

        Section 7-5 Review 351

        Test Your Knowledge 351

    Summary 352

    Questions and Problems 352

    Critical Thinking 357

    Certification Questions 359

CHAPTER 8 Introduction to Switch Configuration 362

        Chapter Outline 363

        Objectives 363

        Key Terms 363

    8-1 Introduction 364

    8-2 Introduction to VLANs 365

        Virtual LAN 366

        Section 8-2 Review 367

        Test Your Knowledge 367

    8-3 Introduction to Switch Configuration 368

        Hostname 368

        Enable Secret 369

        Setting the Line Console Passwords 369

        Static VLAN Configuration 371

        Networking Challenge—Switch Configuration 375

        Section 8-3 Review 376

        Test Your Knowledge 376

    8-4 Spanning-Tree Protocol 377

        Section 8-4 Review 379

        Test Your Knowledge 379

    8-5 Network Management 380

        Section 8-5 Review 383

        Test Your Knowledge 384

    8-6 Power Over Ethernet 385

        Section 8-6 Review 387

        Test Your Knowledge 387

    Summary 389

    Questions and Problems 389

    Critical Thinking 394

    Certification Questions 395

CHAPTER 9 Routing Protocols 398

        Chapter Outline 399

        Objectives 399

        Key Terms 399

    9-1 Introduction 400

    9-2 Static Routing 401

        Gateway of Last Resort 408

        Configuring Static Routes 408

        Networking Challenge: Chapter 9—Static Routes 411

        Section 9-2 Review 412

        Test Your Knowledge 412

    9-3 Dynamic Routing Protocols 413

        Section 9-3 Review 414

        Test Your Knowledge 415

    9-4 Distance Vector Protocols 415

        Section 9-4 Review 417

        Test Your Knowledge 417

    9-5 Configuring RIP and RIPv2 418

        Configuring Routes with RIP 420

        Configuring Routes with RIP Version 2 425

        Networking Challenge—RIP V2 426

        Section 9-5 Review 427

        Test Your Knowledge 428

    9-6 Link State Protocols 428

        Section 9-6 Review 431

        Test Your Knowledge 431

    9-7 Configuring the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) Routing Protocol 432

        Networking Challenge: OSPF 437

        Section 9-7 Review 437

        Test Your Knowledge 438

    9-8 Hybrid Protocols: Configuring the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) 438

        Configuring Routes with EIGRP 439

        Networking Challenge—EIGRP 443

        Section 9-8 Review 444

        Test Your Knowledge 445

    Summary 446

    Questions and Problems 446

    Critical Thinking 459

    Certification Questions 459

CHAPTER 10 Internet Technologies: Out to the Internet 462

        Chapter Outline 463

    Objectives 463

        Key Terms 463

    10-1 Introduction 465

    10-2 The Line Connection 467

        Data Channels 468

        Point of Presence 470

        Section 10-2 Review 472

        Test Your Knowledge 472

    10-3 Remote Access 473

        Analog Modem Technologies 473

        Cable Modems 474

        xDSL Modems 474

        The Remote Access Server 477

        Section 10-3 Review 479

        Test Your Knowledge 480

    10-4 Metro Ethernet/Carrier Ethernet 480

        Ethernet Service Types 482

        Service Attributes 483

        Section 10-4 Review 484

        Test Your Knowledge 484

    10-5 Network Services—DHCP and DNS 485

        The DHCP Data Packets 487

        DHCP Deployment 488

        Network Services: DNS 489

        Internet Domain Name 490

        Section 10-5 Review 495

        Test Your Knowledge 496

    10-6 Internet Routing—BGP 496

        Section 10-6 Review 499

        Test Your Knowledge 499

    10-7 Analyzing Internet Data Traffic 500

        Utilization/Errors Strip Chart 501

        Network Layer Matrix 501

        Network Layer Host Table 502

        Frame Size Distribution 502

        Section 10-7 Review 503

        Test Your Knowledge 504

    Summary 505

    Questions and Problems 505

    Certification Questions 511

CHAPTER 11 Troubleshooting 514

        Chapter Outline 515

        Objectives 515

        Key Terms 515

    11-1 Introduction 516

    11-2 Analyzing Computer Networks 518

        Using Wireshark to Inspect Data Packets 518

        Using Wireshark to Capture Packets 521

        Section 11-2 Review 522

        Test Your Knowledge 523

    11-3 Analyzing Computer Networks—FTP Data Packets 523

        Section 11-3 Review 524

        Test Your Knowledge 524

    11-4 Analyzing Campus Network Data Traffic 525

        Section 11-4 Review 527

        Test Your Knowledge 528

    11-5 Troubleshooting the Router Interface 528

        Section 11-5 Review 533

        Test Your Knowledge 533

    11-6 Troubleshooting the Switch Interface 533

        Section 11-6 Review 537

        Test Your Knowledge 537

    11-7 Troubleshooting Fiber Optics—The OTDR 538

        Section 11-7 Review 540

        Test Your Knowledge 540

    11-8 Troubleshooting Wireless Networks 540

        Section 11-8 Review 542

        Test Your Knowledge 543

    Summary 544

    Questions and Problems 544

    Certification Questions 549

CHAPTER 12 Network Security 552

        Chapter Outline 553

        Objectives 553

        Key Terms 553

    12-1 Introduction 554

    12-2 Intrusion (How an Attacker Gains Control of a Network) 556

        Social Engineering 556

        Section 12-2 Review 563

        Test Your Knowledge 564

    12-3 Denial of Service 564

        Section 12-3 Review 566

        Test Your Knowledge 567

    12-4 Security Software and Hardware 567

        Section 12-4 Review 578

        Test Your Knowledge 579

    12-5 Introduction to Virtual Private Network 579

        Section 12-5 Review 588

        Test Your Knowledge 589

    12-6 Wireless Security 590

        Section 12-6 Review 593

    Test Your Knowledge 593

    Summary 594

    Questions and Problems 594

    Critical Thinking 598

    Certification Questions 599

CHAPTER 13 Cloud Computing and Virtualization 602

        Chapter Outline 603

        Objectives 603

        Key Terms 603

    13-1 Introduction 604

    13-2 Virtualization 604

        Setting Up Virtualization on Windows 8/10 607

        Section 13-2 Review 616

        Test Your Knowledge 616

    13-3 Cloud Computing 616

        Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) 618

        Platform as a Service (PaaS) 619

        Software as a Service (SaaS) 619

        Section 13-3 Review 619

        Test Your Knowledge 619

    Summary 620

    Questions and Problems 620

    Certification Questions 622

CHAPTER 14 Codes and Standards 624

        Chapter Outline 625

        Objectives 625

        Key Terms 625

    14-1 Introduction 626

    14-2 Safety Standards and Codes 627

        Design and Construction Requirements for Exit Routes (29 CFR 1910.36) 627

        Maintenance, Safeguards, and Operational Features for Exit Routes (29 CFR 1910.37) 628

        Emergency Action Plans (29 CFR 1910.38) 628

        Fire Prevention Plans (29 CFR 1910.39) 629

        Portable Fire Extinguishers (29 CFR 1910.157) 629

        Fixed Extinguishing Systems (29 CFR 1910.160) 630

        Fire Detection Systems (29 CFR 1910.164) 631

        Employee Alarm Systems (29 CFR 1910.165) 632

        Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200) 633

        HVAC Systems 633

        Door Access 633

        Section 14-2 Review 634

        Test Your Knowledge 634

    14-3 Industry Regulatory Compliance 634

        FERPA 635

        FISMA 635

        GLBA 635

        HIPAA 635

        PCI DSS 636

        Section 14-3 Review 637

        Test Your Knowledge 638

    14-4 Business Policies and Procedures 638

        Memorandum of Understanding 638

        Service Level Agreement 639

        Master Service Agreement 639

        Statement of Work 639

        Acceptable Use Policy 640

        Section 14-4 Review 640

        Test Your Knowledge 640

    Summary 641

    Questions and Problems 641

    Certification Questions 644

Glossary 646

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